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Wednesday Lunchtime Talks 

12.30pm – 1.30pm 
Listen to entertaining and informative talks 
And enjoy delicious scones, tea & coffee 
ONLY £4.50 
Wednesday, 20 May 
Marianne Whiting 
‘Shield Maidens in Myth and Reality’ 
Wednesday, 2 September 
Brian Negus 
‘Technology that sees when you can’t - 
Changing lives of people with sight loss’ 
Wednesday, 25 November 
Mike Lee 
‘Around Britain in 60 minutes’ 
To reserve a place 
or pay on the door 

KNITTING GROUP Monday 1:30pm -3pm 

Come and make new friends and learn to knit 
For further information contact 
Ann Taylor - Tel.: 01455 273091 

Museum Display Roman Objects Found at Sapcote Villa 

1. Tesserae made of tile and stone used to make decorative floors. 
2. Grey ware pottery sherd with zig-zag decoration. This type of pottery was for everyday use and storage and produced everywhere. 
3. Sherds of colour-coat pottery which was a fine table ware, often used to make drinking cups and made in the Nene Valley. 
4. Sherd from a huge amphora used to import wine or olive oil. 
5. Wall plaster with traces of painted decoration showing that this was once a building of fairly high status. 
6. Restored mortarium and additional painted mortarium rim sherd used for grinding and pulping food like a modern-day mortar and pestle. 
7. Sherds from the base of a Samian ware bowl stamped with the potter’s name of ‘CINTUSMUS’. This type of pottery was used as a fine dining ware and imported from the continent. It often featured moulded decoration showing figures, animals, leaves and flowers. There is an animal on the small sherd here. 
8. Handle from a white ware vessel, possibly a large flagon. 
9. Gaming counters made from stone and Samian ware pottery. Board games and associated gambling were popular in Roman times. 
10. Oyster shells. For most of history oysters were not a luxury food but eaten as an everyday food. 
11. Fragment of roof tile. 
12. Stone spindle whorl from the end of a spindle which helps it to spin wool into thread. 
13. Unusual lug or handle from a vessel. 
14. Fragment of tile with a dog’s paw print. The dog must have walked across the tile while it was drying prior to firing. 

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Sapcote Stories and Rhymes 

For the under 5's 
Sapcote Community Library, Church Street 
Every Tuesday 
(Term-time only) 
10:30am - 11am 
Come with your children and share Stories, Songs and Rhymes FREE! 
Donations towards overheads will be appreciated. 

Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme Contact the library for details of the Sapcote Good Neighbour Scheme 

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